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Lessons from my Service Dog, Blue

After four years together with Blue, I still marvel at our relationship. It is too trite to say we are simply companions; it is much more profound. There is a depth to his gaze that is hard to fathom. He is not merely looking at me but radiates a sense of calm. And in that...

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Covid-19 Detection Dog | The Nose Knows

Buffy has been in the news lately! Here are excerpts from her press release from Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, and then below, you can find out how Buffy was trained in an article that appeared in our spring news magazine, Life Unleashed. PRESS RELEASE – April 2021 COVID-19 DETECTION DOG AT WORK AT DOCTORS HOSPITAL...

Create Your Will

Convenient and Free! Create your Will at Here’s an excellent goal you can check off your list with ease, and while you are at it, you can protect the people and pets you love most—at no cost. You can now write your legally-valid will online with a convenient tool called It’s free! Southeastern...

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Behind the Scenes: Creating Dogs of Destiny

Jen Noble is an Emmy® Award-winning video storyteller, and the producer of the premiere episode of Dogs of Destiny, a new web series that dives into the many stories surrounding the dogs of Southeastern Guide Dogs, and the humans lucky enough to raise, train, and interact with them in real life. We wanted to get...

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In the News – May 2022

Air Force Veteran helps train service dogs for fellow vets Air Force veteran Morgan Watt enjoys spending time on the lake in his backyard with his wife, two boys, and service dog Foley. Now, Morgan and Foley help other dogs enjoy life on the water. Read their story here on Bay News 9.    …

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Life Unleashed | Spring 2022 issue

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Meet Kinsley | Sponsor a Puppy

She’s playful. She pounces. And she’s growing up full of purpose and potential. Watch puppy Kinsley’s cuter-than-ever, introduction-to-the-world video. And if you want to keep watching her grow and learn through regular photos and Pupdates, sponsor Kinsley for just $19 a month. You’ll follow her journey for a year of hope and inspiration! Sponsor Kinsley

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Let’s Celebrate Walkathon 2022!

SO. MUCH. FUN! Here’s a video recap of our 2022 Walkathon season.Thanks again to all of you for coming out to our in-person events, sharing your photos online and donating so generously to support our pups.   Thanks again to our Presenting Sponsor, Fromm Family Foods, and our Signature Sponsors, Elanco and Subaru of America,…

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Hope Graduates Puppy Kindergarten

It’s a big day for Hope! When our puppies first go home with volunteer puppy raisers, they’re not quite ready to practice their skills inside stores, restaurants, and other indoor public spaces. When they show us their best “good boy!” and “good girl!” manners, they earn their coats. Congratulations, Hope! What a good girl!

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